Girolamo Colonna di Sciarra

Girolamo Colonna di Sciarra (8 May 1708 – 18 January 1763) was an Italian Catholic Cardinal of the noble Colonna di Sciarra family.


Girolamo Colonna di Sciarra
Cardinal-Deacon of Sant'Agata de' Goti
Camerlengo of the Apostolic Chamber
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Portrait of cardinal Colonna di Sciarra
ChurchCatholic Church
Personal details
Born8 May 1708
Rome, Italy
Died18 January 1763 (age 54)
Rome, Italy

BiographyEdit

Born in Rome, he was the brother of Prospero Colonna di Sciarra and grand-uncle of Benedetto Barberini, who, after the merger of the Barberini and Colonna families, was also referred to as Benedetto Barberini Colonna di Sciarra. He was a distant relative of Oddone Colonna, who was elected to the papacy as Pope Martin V. He was also lay abbot of Santa Maria in Sylvis, in Friuli.

Between 1756 and his death at Rome in 1763, he was Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miranda, Salvador. "COLONNA, Girolamo (1708-1763)". The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church. Florida International University. Retrieved December 29, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Cheney, David M. "Girolamo Cardinal Colonna di Sciarra". Catholic-Hierarchy.org. Retrieved December 29, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) [self-published]
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ludovico Pico de Mirandola
Archpriest of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore
1743–1763
Succeeded by
Marcantonio Colonna (iuniore)
Preceded by
Prospero II Colonna
Cardinal-Deacon of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria
1743
Succeeded by
Flavio Chigi (iuniore)
Preceded by
Tommaso Ruffo
Cardinal-Deacon of San Lorenzo in Damaso
1753–1756
Succeeded by
Alberico Archinto
Preceded by
Luigi Maria Torreggiani
Cardinal-Deacon of Santi Cosma e Damiano
1756–1760
Succeeded by
Cornelio Caprara
Preceded by
Silvio Valenti Gonzaga
Camerlengo of the Apostolic Chamber
1756–1763
Succeeded by
Carlo Rezzonico (iuniore)
Preceded by
Agapito Mosca
Cardinal-Deacon of Sant'Agata de' Goti
1760–1763
Succeeded by
Prospero Colonna di Sciarra